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Việt Nam, New Zealand step up defence ties

Update: August, 03/2018 - 03:00
Sen. Lieut. Gen. Phan Văn Giang, Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA), receives Major General Tony Davies, Vice Chief of New Zealand’s Defence Force, in Hà Nội on Thursday.— Photo qdnd.vn

HÀ NỘI – Sen. Lieut. Gen. Phan Văn Giang, Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA), hosted a reception for Major General Tony Davies, Vice Chief of New Zealand’s Defence Force, in Hà Nội on Thursday.

At the meeting, Sen. Lieut. Gen. Giang highlighted the fruitful defence collaboration between Việt Nam and New Zealand in various fields, matching the memorandum of understanding on defence cooperation signed by the two countries in 2013 and their comprehensive partnership. 

The defence ties have contributed to enhancing the friendship between armies of the two countries, he noted. 

In reply, Maj. Gen. Tony Davies applauded achievements in socio-economic development as well as national defence that the Vietnamese people and army have recorded in the Đổi Mới (reform) period. 

The guest expressed his hope that Việt Nam will continue to mark achievements in the future. 

Earlier, Maj. Gen. Tony Davies held talks with Sen. Lieut. Gen. Phạm Ngọc Minh, Deputy Chief of the VPA’s General Staff, during which the two sides reviewed the cooperation between the VPA’s General Staff and New Zealand’s army. 

They also discussed measures to step up cooperation, focusing on training, experience exchange and UN peacekeeping operations. VNS

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